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Last updated on 10 July 2017
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This article addresses FAQs about local governing bodies (LGBs). It includes information on the election and appointment of local governors of multi-academy trusts (MATs), whether the chair of the MAT board can be the chair of an LGB, and associate members of LGBs.

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  1. What are members of local governing bodies called?
  2. Do governors' terms of office 'reset' on becoming local governors?
  3. Can trustees appoint parent local governors?
  4. Staff local governors: role and appointment
  5. Can a staff member be made an ex-officio member of the LGB?
  6. Can trustees also be local governors?
  7. Can the chair of trustees also chair LGBs?
  8. Can MAT central staff sit on the LGB?
  9. Can the clerk of one LGB be a local governor on another LGB in the same MAT?
  10. Does the 'LA-influenced' restriction apply to LGBs?
  11. Can LGBs appoint associate members?
  12. Do alternative provision academies in a MAT have LGBs?
  13. Can LGBs meet when the MAT board is no longer quorate?

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